Poll shows Matthew McConaughey ahead of Republican incumbent in Texas governor race


A new poll has found more Texans would vote for actor Matthew McConaughey than the current incumbent in a race for governor.

In a survey of 1,126 adults – conducted earlier this month by the University of Texas in Tyler – 45 per cent of respondents said they would vote for McConaughey, compared to the 33 per cent who said they would stick with Greg Abbott, the Republican incumbent. The remaining 22 per cent said they would vote for someone else.

McConaughey has not formally entered the race for Texas governor, but he has given it “true consideration”.

While the numbers look promising for the actor, they get murkier when breaking down the political leanings of the survey respondents. Of the 37 per cent who identified as Republican voters, only 30 per cent said they would support McConaughey, compared to the 56 per cent who would vote for Abbott.

Among the 30 per cent of voters who identified as Democrats, two-thirds said they would vote for McConaughey over Abbott, who received eight per cent. However, more than half of Democratic voters said they would vote for a progressive candidate in the governor primaries over a centrist. This might hinder McConaughey’s chances, with the actor labelling himself as a centrist in the past.

Speaking to the Dallas Morning News, UT-Tyler political scientist Mark Owens, who directed the poll, said some Trump voters might be looking for a new big name to hook onto.

“Matthew McConaughey gets a huge boost from tremendous name recognition and recognition for what he does to help Texans and add to the celebration of the state’s successes,” Owens said.

“Most of our survey respondents know his story, but many are waiting to see how he opens his next chapter.”

View the full survey results here.

The 2022 Texas gubernatorial election is currently scheduled for November. Abbott has already declared his intent to run in the Republic primaries.

You can view the original article HERE.

Dwayne Johnson Says He’s Grateful for Thanksgiving with Family: ‘We Count Our Blessings’
Selena Gomez Shares Photo with Blackpink
‘A Christmas Story’ House Owner Curses Out Actor Yano Anaya at Iconic Home
Dua Lipa poses with Mick Jagger in the recording studio
Leonor Will Never Die movie review (2022)
A Slow Return to the Series’ Roots
Albert Pyun, Cult Filmmaker Behind Cyborg,’ ‘Nemesis’ and ‘Captain America,’ Dies at 69
Bright Wall/Dark Room November 2022: C’mon C’mon: It’s Called a Repair by Ethan Warren | Features
Shania Twain adds 5 new dates to Queen of Me Tour – Music News
Dua Lipa has been granted Albanian citizenship
Mica Paris: ‘I’ve never said it but I think Whitney had a little crush on me…’ – Music News
Donald Trump calls Kanye West ‘a seriously troubled man’
CHARLOTTE’S WEB TO BE OFFICIAL CBD OF MLB
KRATOM AND EXERCISE – ARE THEY COMPATIBLE?
Mistakes To Avoid When Using Your Las Atlantis Casino Bonus Code
Colts’ Irsay to critics: Reich firing ‘not personal’
Some Fans Have Just Realized Ms. Thornhill Star Played Wednesday 30 Years Ago
Days of Our Lives Round Table: Really Dead or Salem Dead?
Netflix’s Wednesday Lands Surprising Place On Rotten Tomatoes List of Addams Family Releases
Irene Cara, ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance… What a Feeling’ Singer, Dead at 63
Naomi Biden’s Ralph Lauren Wedding Dress
Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens’s Engagement Shoot Outfits
Target A New Day Oversized Button-Down Shirt Review
Black Panther Costume Designer Interview